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making news in america this morning, deep freeze. millions of americans are waking up to record-shattering cold with temperatures in the 30s as far south as tampa and the brutal shot of arctic air is just getting started with lower temperatures expected. breaking overnight, chaos at airports across the country after a massive outage for customs computers. thousands of people waiting in line as the delays pile up. >> i don't know where to go. and nobody seems to be able to help me. >> what's behind the disruption and ripple effect today. back to business. president trump returns to washington overnight. what he plans to focus on first in 2018 and what he said about his enemies
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time travel. how a plane full of passengers landed a year before it took off. to the end zone, touchdown. >> the college football playoffs live up to the hype with a double overtime thriller. so who will play in the championship as tickets for that approach super bowl prices. a good tuesday morning to you all. we begin with the bitter cold weather gripping most of the country even the south. >> yeah, the overnight low in tampa, florida, is 37 degrees where cold weather shelters are now open for the homeless and anyone who lives in a home without adequate heat. >> chicago called off the polar bear plunge due to too much ice on lake michigan and officials worried the cold might be downright dangerous. stephanie ramos has more. >> reporter: so far 2018 is off
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record-setting low temperatures and dangerous winds. the high temperature in chicago on new year's day, just 1. in new york city 9 degrees at midnight for the ball drop. hundreds of manatees popping up in the wears new blue springs state park in florida trying to escape the cold. >> the water temperatures drops below 68 degrees they'll search for a warmer water. >> reporter: the cold temperatures relentless from frozen fountains to several spinouts on icy roads. watch as this emergency personnel worker almost gets hit by a car as he slips on the ice. >> afraid to stop somebody and afraid to keep going. >> reporter: so many people layering up to battle the cold temperatures that are feeling more like below zero from the midwest to the northeast. >> cold has affected a lot of things. >> reporter: this family stocking up on water. the water pipes in their home frozen. >>
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the toilet and our friends brought these over right away. >> reporter: their water company can't do much. >> you have to wait for it to thaw, they said. >> oh, boy, the northeast is seeing some of the coldest temperatures in a century. >> so the deep freeze extends from the rockies, of course, to the east coast and won't let up any time soon. now here's a look at your weather. >> good morning, diane, kendis. well, we are expecting perhaps a foot of snow once again with additional lake-effect snow in effect. possibility of whiteouts and travel disruption likely around the great lakes region just about for everyone. taking a look where we're expecting the cold wave will persist staying frigid for the northeast, snow showers around the great lakes, arctic air punching its way ferociously across the ohio valley region and looking for it to hit the deep south a
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the way to tampa. ken, diane. >> breaking overnight a computer outage caused long lines at airports across the country. the customs computer system went down leading to lines up to four hours long. the government says national security was not compromised and it does not think this was a malicious attack. but passengers weren't happy. >> i missed my connecting flight but then it was delayed and i'm going to miss it again because i don't know where to go and nobody seems to be able to help me. >> customs and border protections says it's back up running and all airports are online. south korea is offering to hold talks with rival north korea about possible participation in the winter olympics. kim jong-un mentioned that he might be open to sending a delegation to the games held in south korea next month and said it would be a good opportunity to show off his country's status. >> in iran a
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anti-government clashes. overnight rioters reportedly tried to storm a police station to steal weapons and the demonstrations are entering a sixth day and started thursday over rising price, high unemployment and corruption. at least 20 people have been killed so far. several others have been wounded and hundreds have been arrested. the president is hoping to get back to business after wrapping up an 11-day stay at his resort in florida. he returned to the white house last night facing an ambitious to do list. he's preparing to roll out his infrastructure plan and work out deals on immigration and government funding even after north korean leader kim jong-un warned that the nuclear button was on his desk and the entire u.s. was within striking distance. the president remained optimistic. >> so we're going to have a great 2018. it's going to be something very, very special. it's all kicking in. we had some pretty good enemies out there but step by step they're being defeated.
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someday maybe they'll love us, i don't know. >> that audio captured during the new year's eve mar-a-lago event that was $700 per person. the president will head to camp david this weekend along with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan to map out their 2018 legislative agenda. pope francis is recommending a new year's resolution for us all. he recommends setting aside a moment of silence each day to be with god. in his new year message the pontiff said we should get rid of life's useless baggage and empty chatter and instead focus on peace and called for more assistance for migrants and refugees saying we should not suffocate their hopes. the video that's dramatic. a firework lands in a car's trunk. a vigil overnight for fallen deputy in colorado. hear the message from his widow as we learn more about the shooter's past.
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morning, what this hockey player just told his dad that got an emotional reaction.
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coast guard crews rushed to save an 89-year-old man from sinking car in florida. the crew saw the car as it plunged into the waters at a marina in panama city and broke a car window and pulled the man to safety. police say the victim had a medical issue that caused the car to roll off the pier and into the water. he is expected to be okay. a team from the ntsb is now joining the investigation into the crash that killed ten americans in costa reek kachlt they're looking at strong winds as a likely
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ruling out possible mechanical problems. the small plane went down killing two american families, a tour guide from wisconsin and two local pilots. the families were bruce and irene steinburg of new york and their three sons from florida, mitchell and leslie weiss also died in that crash. both doctors traveling with their two children. and a southwest airlines flight was forced to return to seattle after experiencing a problem with the nose gear. the plane was headed to baltimore on monday when the mechanical issues cropped up. the pilot had to circle over washington state to burn fuel before landing safely at sea-tac airport. today the suspect in a deadly prank makes his first court appearance. tyler barris faces a judge in los angeles accused of calling in a fake hostage situation to police in wichita, kansas. officers shot and killed an innocent man while responding to that bogus call. barris was convicted of making a false bomb threat in l.a. in 2015. a major fireworks blast in houston was caught on camera. it happened
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supposed to be a party to celebrate the new year. well, that changed when one firework landed on the trunk of a car and set off 600 more. >> wow. >> no one was injured. california's first marijuana stores are open for business. it's the largest state now and the latest state for that matter to legalize the purpose of marijuana for recreational use. 90 retailers have the aren'ts but to stores in los angeles or san francisco. those cities haven't worked out their local licensing regulations yet. >> the new year also brought about some bigger paychecks for low wage workers in more than three dozen states and cities. the pay increases range from 35 cents in michigan to $1 in maine. other states will have smaller automatic increases that adjust the minimum wage to keep pace with inflation. the federal minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour. when we come back the superstar singer who says she might look different after keeping a serious injury a secret. also ahead, banning
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and support of the community and of the nation. never in my world would i have imagined this. >> the gunman died sunday as well. he was an iraq war veteran and graduated law school at the university of wyoming. the school warned students when he posted facebook rants. police in texas are looking for a man who may be connected to the disappearance of two girls. they were discovered missing when police went to their home north of austin on a welfare check. instead the cops found a dead woman. the girls are age 7 and 14. the 44-year-old man lived with them and is described as a person of interest. there is now an amber alert for the girls. gretchen carlson who was miss america back in 1989 is the new leader of the pageant. carlson takes over as chairwoman following the former ceo's resignation. last month e-mails surfaced which included controversial comments about past contestants' looks and
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carlson left fox after suing its former chairman for sexual harassment. overnight she tweeted she was honored to take on her new role. hundreds of women in hollywood are backing a new initiative to fight sexual harassment called time's up. the goal to fight abuse and promote workplace equality. top actresses behind time's up include reese witherspoon and nicole kidman as well as jennifer lawrence. the initiative includes a multimillion dollar legal defense fund to help women who do not hold positions of power. country singer carrie underwood is revealing she suffered more than a broken wrist when she fell in november. in a post to her fan club she announced she also needed more than 40 stitches on her face. underwood said she's'sing but might look a bit different the next time fans see her. she added she's grateful it wasn't much worse. nhl players won't be at the olympics for the first time since 1984. that means there is a chance for
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30-year-old bobby butler of the american hockey league's milwaukee admirals just found out that he's representing team usa. you see and hear the reaction there. >> ah. >> he tells dad the news and gets a big hug. team usa opens its schedule in south korea on valentine's day. >> what a great team. and we now know the finalists for the college football title. >> we get the details from our friends at espn. good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt with this "sportscenter" update. new year's day bowl games typically fun day to hang out on the couch and enjoy football. what a day monday was. if you love the college game, georgia, oklahoma, a classic touchdown there from nick chubb ties the game, in overtime and double overtime, austin's 27-yarder blocked by lorenzo carter who gets his fingertips on it so georgia now just needs a field goal to move on to the national championship game and get more than that.
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sony michel with his game-winning touchdown. his fourth touchdown of the day, baker mayfield the heisman winner not just the game but his career comes to an end and says i can't believe it's over. georgia wins an epic rose bowl game to move on to the final to take on alabama. there were more than a thousand yards of offense in that game, less than half that in this one. part three, alabama and clemson and it's fitting that payne gets the touchdown. a defensive tack many. it was his kick that started the drive and with a touchdown and the very next drive for clemson, it all falls apart as the pass from kelly bryant is deflected. wilson takes it in 18 yards and 'bama earns some revenge for their title loss to clemson last year, third consecutive year those team has met in the playoffs so once again it will be alabama and georgia next monday in atlanta. enjoy your day. see you soon. >> thanks, you too. right now the cheapest ticket on stubhub for the championship game is
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>> that's the least expensive one so georgia fans were so excited that stubhub crashed. the game is in atlanta and that new stadium they have and georgia hasn't been in position to win a national championship in decades and alabama's main campus is only three hours away so it is going to be packed. >> my cousin steve is a huge georgia fan. he must be losing his mind right now. >> who do you have. >> georgia. i have to stick with my cousin. >> i'll go with saban and the boys. how airline passengers went back in time. plus, 2018 is just getting started but we already have a nominee for dad of the year. see his epic dance with his daughters. but on the inside, i feel like chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real.
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♪ take me away ♪ i don't mind >> the theme song, of course. time to check "the pulse" and we fly back to the future i guess sort of. >> yes, let's do that passengers on board a hawaiian airlines flight took off from new zealand in 2018 and arrived in honolulu in 2017. so hawaii is 23 hours behind new zealand. flight 446 left before midnight on december 31st. >> but delayed ten minutes into january 1st just after midnight so it arrived midmorning in hawaii where it was still december 31st. >> so they got to celebrate the happy new year. >> more champagne. >> twice. and brother and sister born in southern california sharing the spotlight because of their different birthdays. >> big brother joaquin was born with two minutes left in 2017 and little siste
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into the world 18 minutes later meaning they were born in different years. >> in addition to having different birth dates and years joaquin was the country's last baby of 2017. his sister was the first of 2018. how about that? a little something to celebrate. mom and babies are all exhausted but okay. >> they look well rested, though. prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle welcomed 2018 with a romantic getaway. the pair reportedly took off for the french riviera on new year's eve and flew out of london's heathrow on a british airways flight and get this, in coach. sitting next to the toilets. >> ah. so they tried to stay under the radar but that was kind of difficult given they were also traveling with three bodyguards and boarded the plane before anybody else and sat in the back taking up three rows. >> the big deal is they sit in coach. the royals are just like us. >> a little different than the way i
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a dad in michigan is proving he can keep up with the best of them and by them we mean beyonce. >> steve slipped on the tights and put on a single ladies show with his family friends will never forget or forgive. he had all the right moves, dancing along with his daughters. >> the video was recorded by his wife on christmas day. it's now been viewed 16 million times and counting, rather. apparently the family was having some sort of a lip-sync contest and his daughters asked him to join them in the competition so steve clearly -- >> i don't knowbreaking news ths morning. while many people were sleeping-- south korea sends a diplomatic message to north korea. seoul is offering high-level talks with rival north korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's winter olympics. the message also comes just one day after north korean leader kim jong un, made nuclear threats against the
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first formal dialogue between the koreas since 2015. and we are following breaking news in maryland-- three people now recovering after a freezing water rescue overnight. police tell us the three were in a car that tried to cross over an iced-over pond. but the ice broke, dropping the car into the freezing water. rescue teams were able to safely pull the three onto a boat. they were very cold, but otherwise ok. good morning washington. toss to eileen - frigid start for back to work & school; sunny & cold afternoon - watching coastal system wed/thursday (some snow possible east of i-95) - another bitter blast friday/saturday (highs in the teens!) - 40s return in the extended outlook today: mostly sunny. continued cold. highs: 25-30 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear and cold. lows: 9-16 winds: sw 5 mph to calm wednesday: sunny early becoming mostly cloudy.
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winds: s 5 mph breaking overnight--
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reporting that nationwide protests in that country again turned deadly overnight. in the last 12 hours-- at least 9 more people were killed during demonstrations in the street. that raises the death toll to at least 20 people over the last 6 days. state tv is reporting that 6 people were killed today during a riot at a police station. police say the rioters were attempting to steal guns.
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the investigation into a deadly plane crash in costa rica. the n-t-s-b, now assisting investigators looking into what caused that plane to crash with ten americans onboard. the steinberg family -- has ties to our area. the mother -- irene -- included on her facebook page -- that she is originally from potomac, maryland. and one of her three sons was a student at johns hopkins university. all five members of the steinberg family died along with another family from florida. the plane was headed for the country's capital -- but crashed into a mountainous wooded area about 10 minutes after taking off. investigators are still working on finding out the cause -- but we do know there were heavy winds in the area at the time. right now... police in spotsylvania county, trying to track down three thieves who broke into a gun shop, and stole a bunch of guns! take a look at this surveillance footage of one of the men. it was taken right after breaking into "high velocity arms" in fredericksburg around 3 a-m saturday. the men smashed out a door - smashed open cabinets - and made off with the guns. in the day ahead--
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his seat. the senator announced his resignation weeks ago, in response to multiple allegations that he touched women inappropriately. many of the accusations refer to incidents that occurred before he was elected in 2008. his successor, minnesota lieutenant governor tina smith, will be sworn in on tomorrow and will fill the remainder of franken's term. franken is one of seven lawmakers who have either resigned or said they would not run for reelection after facing allegations of sexual harassment or misconduct. it's xx and we're just getting started. frigid forecast. as millions head back to school and work-- temperatures below freezing this morning. and another blast of winter is on the way. we will tell you when to have that snow shovel handy.. coming up. the two top teams in the country-- now on a collision course after two classic bowl games. coming up-- highlights and reactions from both teams. good morning washington.
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washington. - frigid start for back to work & school; sunny & cold afternoon - watching coastal system wed/thursday (some snow possible east of i-95) - another bitter blast friday/saturday (highs in the teens!) - 40s return in the extended outlook today: mostly sunny. continued cold. highs: 25-30 winds: nw 5-10 mph tonight: clear and cold. lows: 9-16 winds: sw 5 mph to calm wednesday: sunny early becoming mostly cloudy. highs: 31-36 winds: s 5 mph


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